Thesis Statement For The Crucible

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The Crucible Final Essay—Due Friday, December 21st, 2012 Directions: Choose ONE of the following essay prompts and write an organized and well-supported essay that addresses the prompt. Your essay must consist of: * An introduction, conclusion, and at least three body paragraphs * An original thesis statement located in the last sentence of the introduction—This must be the central focus that your essay revolves around * Be sure to support your thesis statement with ample textual evidence. You must use at least one direct quote with proper MLA citation per body paragraph. * Essay must be typed, double-spaced, and size 12 Times New Roman font. You must use an MLA-style heading. Essay MUST be between two and three pages. (Must…show more content…
1. Several of the characters experience transformations (intellectual/emotional/moral/etc.) in The Crucible. Choose ONE character and explain his/her transformation(s) throughout the play. Be sure to discuss where/how the character starts out, what events/experiences cause the character to transform, and where/how the character ends up. What does the character learn about himself/herself, others, and/or the society? 2. In The Crucible, which scene is the most significant in terms of Miller’s intended themes/messages/morals for the play? Explain why you believe the scene to be the most significant, which themes it illustrates, and how the scene illustrates these themes. 3. How does the relationship between John and Elizabeth Proctor change and evolve over the course of the play? Be sure to characterize their relationship at the onset of the witch- hunt, the events/experiences that bring change to their relationship, and the state of their relationship just before John is hanged. How does the evolution of their relationship help to illustrate any of the major themes of the
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